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Weekly Legislative Update: January 19, 2021

Congressional Schedule: January 18-22, 2021

Floor Action:

The Senate and House are in session this week.

Bills Introduced: January 11-15, 2021


H.R. 243—Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)/Energy and Commerce (1/11/21)—A bill to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.

Civil Rights

H.R. 236—Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH)/Oversight and Reform; Education and Labor; Armed Services (1/11/21)—A bill to nullify the effect of Executive Order 13950 relating to combating race and sex stereotyping.

Family Support

H.R. 259—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means (1/11/21)—A bill to address the increased burden that maintaining the health and hygiene of infants and toddlers places on families in need, the resultant adverse health effects on children and families, and the limited child care options available for infants and toddlers who lack sufficient diapers, and for other purposes.

Human Trafficking

H.R. 332—Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)/Judiciary (1/15/21)—A bill to encourage a victim-centered approach to combating human trafficking, and for other purposes.


H.R. 260—Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)/Foreign Affairs; Energy and Commerce (1/11/21)—A bill to address the disparate impact of climate change on women and support the efforts of women globally to address climate change, and for other purposes.


H.R. 323—Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA)/Financial Services; House Administration (1/15/21)—A bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Carrie Beatrice “Mudear” Sager, in recognition of her service to her community and nation, for peace, racial justice, and human rights.

H. Res.48—Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)/Education and Labor (1/15/21)—A resolution recognizing the 113th anniversary of the founding of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


H.R. 239—Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA)/Veterans’ Affairs (1/11/21)—A bill to provide for limitations on copayments for contraception furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.